Uniting care homes and communities

2. Our principles

As part of our project to unite care homes with their local communities, we're guided by five core principles.  

Our principles include:

  • We believe that nobody affected by dementia should be excluded from their local community,  that includes people living in care homes.
  • People living with dementia in care homes should be supported to remain engaged with the community.
  • Care homes should be seen as an asset in community life, with gardens, space and residents with skills and heritage and that can be shared locally.
  • Dementia Friends sessions with care home residents, family, staff and community members can help reduce the stigma of dementia and promote community connections.
  • There should be an increase in awareness of dementia in care homes.